Pyorrhea & Gums Treatment

Periodontitis also called Pyorrhea is a word used to describe a group of conditions that includes inflammation of the gums and other structures that care the teeth. Periodontitis is produced by bacteria found in dental plaque and often, but not always, starts as gingivitis.

In trying to remove the bacterial infection, your body produces substances that destroy the structures that hold the teeth in the jaw, including the periodontal ligament and underlying bone. As this procedure continues, the teeth become loose. Pockets form between the teeth and gums, allowing more bacteria to gather. If left untreated, periodontitis can result in tooth loss.

Remember, a gingivitis or early periodontitis diagnosis is not a loss sentence for your teeth, but we must take it as a personal call to action to protect our teeth. For the best long-term difference between gingivitis and periodontitis is ensuring gingivitis doesn’t develop gum disease.